The Great Cat
Edited by Emily Fragos
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Great Cat by Emily Fragos
Book DescriptionThe feline has inspired poetic adoration since the days of the pharaohs, and the poems collected here cover an astonishing range of periods, cultures, and styles. Poets across the continents and centuries have described the feline family-from kittens to old toms, pussycats to panthers-doing what they do best: sleeping, prowling, prancing, purring, sleeping some more, and gazing disdainfully at lesser beings like ourselves. Here are Yeats's Minnaloushe, Christopher Smart's Jeoffry, Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, T S Eliots Rum Tum Tugger, William Blake's tyger and Rilke's panther. Here are tributes from Sufi mystics, medieval Chinese poets, and haiku masters of imperial Japan, from Chaucer, Shelley, Borges, Neruda, Dickinson, and Shakespeare. Here are the cats of Mother Goose, and the one who wore the hat for Dr Seuss. The Great Cat will delight cat lovers everywhere, celebrating as it does the beauty, the mystery, the gravity, the grace, and, of course, the unassailable superiority of the cat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841597645
(165mm x 115mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emily Fragos
Art and Artists, Hardback (May 2012)
Painting and sculpture have inspired great poetry, but so also have photography, calligraphy, tapestry and folk art. This title includes poems that celebrate Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", Monet's "Waterlilies" and Grant Wood's "American Gothic"; well-known poems such as Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and Auden's "Musee de Beaux-Arts".
Music's Spell, Hardback (March 2009)
Features poems that are divided into sections on pop and rock, jazz and blues, specific composers and works, various musical instruments, the human voice, the connection between music and love, and music at the close of life. Featuring a symphony of poetic voices of various tenors and tones, this title is suitable for musicians and music lovers.
Dance, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Emily Fragos
An anthology that celebrates, in verse, the silent poetry of dance and the dancer. Detailing dances of all kinds, it gathers the work of more than 150 poets - including Shakespeare, Milton, Hafez, Rumi, Li Po, Rilke, and more.
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